Oakland, California is home to one of the largest per-capita artist communities in the United States, and its art scene has continued to exponentially grow with new commercial galleries, alternative, experimental art spaces, non-profit organizations, art walks and similar events. Oakland Art Enthusiast is not only an online magazine that chronicles the vast art scene through gallery and museum exhibition reviews, interviews of artists as well as art professionals with critical insight into the unique aspects of the contemporary Oakland art scene, but also aims to provide support and encourage development in the East Bay Area art scenes by providing resources and opportunities for both artists and art enthusiasts alike.

Begun in 2011, Oakland Art Enthusiast was the second arts journalism website of the larger Art Enthusiast™ enterprise that will continue to launch arts news websites in major cities throughout the United States. In recognition that even local, contemporary artists and enthusiasts are becoming more mobile and connected to other places throughout America, Art Enthusiast™ aims to create an online, mobile space that will not only celebrate and create awareness of each city’s unique arts scene, but will also foster and connect the local artist and art enthusiast of these micro-communities with similar communities nationally.